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Commercialization

ITAR – Commercial Spaceflights: Foreign Customers Stay Home

By Marc Boucher
May 4, 2009

Commercial Spaceflights May Be Restricted, AviationWeek
“The way U.S. export controls work for space technologies could prevent commercial space operators from taking non-U.S. citizens on spaceflights, and the industry is urging reform of the system to prevent U.S. companies from being overtaken by foreign competitors.”
Editor’s Update: If non-US citizens can’t fly you can bet their money will move to friendlier shores that will embrace them and the nascent US industry be will dealt a major blow.

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